Research of the Week
Can anti-aging drugs and supplements help against coronavirus?
Hydroxychloroquine shows promise in another small trial.
Sulforaphane may be effective in autistic patients.
Ferrets and cats may be vectors for COVID-19 transmission.
Coronavirus found in Dutch sewage.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 415: Abel James: Host Elle Russ chats with the one and only Fat Burning Man himself.
A smart thermometer company reports fewer fevers nationwide. Good.
Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up his nose while testing a new coronavirus medical device.
Interesting Blog Posts
Is fake meat approaching the uncanny valley?
Why has California been spared (so far)?
The new normal (for now).
New dental proteome from Homo antecessor, an ancient hominid who lived in Spain 800,000 years ago.
I bet this becomes more viable in the future.
Potential pandemic effects on food.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Important to keep in mind: Stay fit.
Interesting research: Decontaminating masks without destroying them.
I certainly hope it works (without side effects): Treating COVID-19 patients with plasma from people who recovered from the disease seems to improve recovery.
Article I found interesting: How Stone Age humans unlocked the glucose in plants.
Fascinating line of thought: Can a TB vaccine help fight the coronavirus?
Question I’m Asking
Gym owners, coaches, and personal trainers, how are you handling things? How are you adapting?
Friends of MDA, Thom and Tracey Downing, run a fantastic personal training gym called FIT in Los Altos, CA that’s been shuttered for the time being. They’ve come up with a series of innovative workarounds to keep their clients healthy and their coaches working: loaning out almost all the gym equipment—kettlebells, bands, dumbbells, and the like—to clients in the area and setting up online training sessions, cooking classes, and guided meditations via Zoom, running “PE classes” for kids, and posting home workouts and updates on Instagram. This is adaptation in real time. It’s hard, but it’s also cool to see.
One year ago (Mar 29 – Apr 4)
- How I Take My Coffee – What happens in the morning.
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Comment of the Week
“Good information. Thanks for doing articles like this. Right now, with so much fear in the news, it truly helps to have calm, collected posts that just talk about the current science with this thing.
A funny aside, my kids are currently in the kitchen eating grassfed beef burgers and spinach from local farms, and rice covered in butter. I got a kick out of reading that at the same time this was going on in my house.”
– Sounds like you’ve got the right approach, Casey.
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